GEM appoints Neil Worth as its new chief executive
ROAD SAFETY organisation GEM Motoring Assist has appointed Neil Worth as its new chief executive. Neil joined GEM in 2016 as road safety and motoring information officer, having previously worked for Horsham District Council as a community safety officer.
Road safety and motoring information will remain under Neil’s care in his new role.
Neil has spent most of his 25-year career within the policing and community safety sectors. He says he is looking forward to ensuring that GEM’s key values of driving with care, courtesy and concentration are maintained in the organisation’s ongoing efforts to contribute to safer road use.
“GEM maintains its reputation as a key player in the road safety world. I am honoured and excited to be taking on this new role, and I look forward to leading the organisation as we seek to grow our membership and develop our road safety role.
“I have relished the opportunity of assisting GEM’s 75,000 members with their queries on all aspects of driving, route planning, driver health, vehicle purchase and technical issues. I am pleased that this will remain part of my role. Backed by an exceptional line-up of experts, I know that we will continue the first-class service our members deserve.”
Neil commenced his duties as chief executive on Monday 1 June. He succeeds Paula Williams, who will continue to serve the organisation in an advisory role.
Away from work, Neil volunteers as a Special Constable with Sussex Police, and was awarded the Special Constabulary Long Service Medal in 2014. He has spent the past six years attached to the Surrey and Sussex Police Roads Policing Unit, where he plays an active part in road safety, both through education and enforcement. He was nominated as regional Special Constable of the Year in 2016.
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